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You won’t find any disagreement that students take too many tests in schools. While there’s consensus on that issue, how much we should trim standardized tests is still open to … more
It’s too early to judge whether the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s proposal to regulate sulfate discharges on a case-by-case basis represents an improvement, or a significant weakening of … more
It’s possible that the Department of Natural Resources’ proposed ban on bear feeding in Minnesota is being introduced solely out of concern for public safety. But its timing and the almost … more
Top St. Louis County School District officials owe St. Louis County Commissioner Tom Rukavina, Morse Township Supervisors, and their own board members an apology. School officials, without any … more
The proposal to build a joint emergency services building to serve police, fire, and ambulance services from Tower and Soudan is a welcome step towards greater cooperation between the two neighboring … more
Away we go! It’s my first crack at writing a column, so an intro might be beneficial! I live in Ely and am an employee of the Timberjay. My official title at the TJ is Graphic Artist/Ely … more
It’s time for Greenwood Township to seek professional help. As readers of this paper are well aware, the township has been roiled by disagreement, distrust, and infighting for the past few years … more
Legislators blasting Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed salary increases for his cabinet heads and trying to stoke public outrage aren’t telling the whole story to taxpayers. The feud climaxed last … more
How effective is the Range Association of Municipalities and Schools? It’s a question that some city officials have been raising lately, triggered in part by the controversy over the selection … more
When it comes to climate change, the media often focuses on the coasts, where rising sea levels and more severe storms will undoubtedly affect millions of Americans. But far from the coast, right … more
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